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Since we can’t all run down to The Leaky Cauldron every night, let’s have the next best thing – these incredible homemade Harry Potter cocktails!
Please note this post is intended for readers 21+ years of age. Please drink responsibly.
Since we can’t all run down to The Leaky Cauldron every night, let’s have the next best thing – these incredible homemade Harry Potter cocktails perfect for Harry Potter movie night or your own Ultimate Harry Potter Party!
Plus, you can let the kids join in with their own non-alcoholic versions.
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Magical Harry Potter Cocktails
BUTTERBEER FOR ADULTS
This is THE ULTIMATE Butterbeer recipe with butterscotch schnapps, whipped cream vodka, cream soda, melted butter, and vanilla ice cream. Ooh, the decadence!
For more amazing Butterbeer Recipes, check out 30 Magical Harry Potter Butterbeer Recipes.
For a Butterbeer recipe that’ll knock your socks off, look no further than this Bourbon Butterbeer.
This cocktail will definitely give you the warm fuzzies while you curl up on the couch to watch your favorite Harry Potter movies.
BUTTERBEER JELLY SHOTS
Butterbeer in a jello shot? Yes, please!
PRO TIP: The colorful sugar on these shots is beautiful, but it does melt quickly. Dip shots in the sugar just before serving, or allow your guests to dip their own!
If you prefer to enjoy your Butterbeer with a more sophisticated cocktail, this martini recipe is for you.
THE “HARRY POTTER”
This drink is quintessential Harry Potter – sweet yet strong – with brandy, Kahlua, butterscotch schnapps, and half + half.
UNICORN BLOOD COCKTAIL
This fresh + fruity raspberry peach cocktail is made extra special with a magical homemade shimmery liquor.
Polyjuice Potion is one of the famous drinks of the wizarding world directly mentioned in the books.
The sweet, tart taste of this citrus concoction may not transform your appearance, but might make your night more fun!
POLYJUICE POTION JELLY SHOTS
Who doesn’t love jello shots? Take your Polyjuice Potion in a different form with this homemade jelly shot recipe.
GOBLET OF FIRE
Not only is this cocktail delicious, it also earns loads of points for presentation.
Pyromaniacs rejoice – you really can set this drink on fire! Add a pinch of cinnamon to the flames to make the exciting sparks shown here.
THE “RONALD WEASLEY”
This Peach Lemonade Cocktail is dedicated to Harry’s brave right hand man and best friend, Ron Weasley.
This ominous, shimmery liquid is a deceptively sweet and fruity beverage with black vodka, orange juice, and cherry juice.
Add a magical shimmery effect with edible Wilton Pearl Dust.
AMORTENCIA [LOVE POTION]
Apparently, this love potion will make everyone obsessed with you, so drink carefully!
THE “HERMIONE GRANGER”
Though she was trying at times, where would Harry be without his good friend, Hermione, with her extreme intelligence and book smarts and caring heart?
In honor of our brave heroine, let’s enjoy this sweet and fruity yet strong cocktail.
Check out this grown-up take on the hugely popular wizarding beverage, Pumpkin Juice.
A Pumkintini with maple syrup, pumpkin pie spices, and a graham cracker rim!
Gillywater is an alcoholic beverage that Professor Minerva McGonagall orders while at the Three Broomsticks with Cornelius Fudge, Rubeus Hagrid, and Filius Flitwick.
Make your own Gillywater, basically a gin and tonic with coconut water, with this refreshing recipe.
THE “ALBUS DUMBLEDORE”
What cocktail could possibly fit our beloved headmaster? Why, a Lemon Drop, of course!
Dumbledore loved the drink, as we can see in this quote from Albus himself:
Would you care for a lemon drop?”
“A lemon drop. They are kind of a muggle sweet I’m rather fond of.”
– Albus Dumbledore to Minerva McGonagall, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
CHOCOLATE FROG JELLY SHOTS
With a Harry Potter theme, you definitely need chocolate frogs! Here’s an adults-only version, a variation on the Bushwacker cocktail without the coconut.
Served at the Hog’s Head Pub, this drink is only for the bravest wizard or witch. With whiskey and cinnamon schnapps, it’s like swallowing fire!
This fusion drink combines two favorite Harry Potter drinks: Butterbeer and Firewhiskey.
This drink is like the best of both worlds. If you find Butterbeer too sweet and the traditional Firewhiskey above too strong, combining the two tones down both extremes for a drink with a light sweetness and nice fiery kick.
This recipe uses Flying Cauldron Butterscotch Beer (though I’m sure a simple muggle cream soda will do) and adds cinnamon whiskey and Bacardi Rum 151 for presentation to get that eerie glowing fire on top.
THE “GOLDEN SNITCH”
Who can leave out such an important party of the Harry Potter stories – Quidditch!
This cocktail is simple yet super tasty with smooth and sweet Bailey’s Irish Cream and cinnamon spicy Goldschlager.
FILIUS FLITWICK’S CHARMED CHERRY SODA
Professor Flitwick’s drink of choice is cherry syrup and soda with ice and an umbrella.
This cocktail is a simple and fresh cherry syrup recipe mixed with your choice of club soda or cream soda if you like sweet drinks.
Plus, there’s a tutorial to make your own paper feather straw!
THE “RUBEUS HAGRID”
Hagrid was where it all began and when life started looking up for Harry.
Hagrid was one of the first adults who showed Harry love and kindness after his parents passed away (remember that sweet birthday cake Hagrid brought Harry after the Dursleys “forgot” yet another of his birthdays?), not to mention his great helpfulness in teaching Harry and his friends about the wizarding world.
Here we honor our dear friend with a drink that he would love – Kahlua, vodka, Guinness, and a splash of Coke.
FELIX FELICIS [LIQUID LUCK]
This version of Liquid Luck is a delicious, sweet, and tart lemonade mixed with sweetwith lemon juice, Triple Sec, vodka, simple syrup, and a glimmering gold sugar rim.
This cocktail is super easy with only three ingredients. Just mix amaretto, Dr. Pepper, and ice.
The Amaretto in this drink represents the good in Snape hidden by his darkness (Dr. Pepper).
THE “MOANING MYRTLE”
Bubbly champagne and vodka are lightly sweetened with white grape juice in this cocktail with a pretty purple sugar rim.
The best part? You don’t have to go to the loo to find this drink.
Show off the ethereal glow of this cocktail by backlighting with a black light.
Watch closely to see if your patronus emerges from this magical punch.
FIZZING WHIZBEES LEVITATOR
Levitate from the ground with this delicious, bubbly cocktail made from Pop Rocks and Zotz candy, the closest things we muggles have to the classic wizarding drink.
THE “DRACO MALFOY”
Here is a drink for one of our most hated (most misunderstood?) villains in the Harry Potter series, a classic dirty gin martini to symbolize his sophisticated background and dirty tricks.
Witches, wizards, and muggles alike will love this fruity drink with apple liquor, grenadine, and a magical shimmering homemade Blackberry liquor.
THE “YOU KNOW WHO”
With Black Sambuca and Absinthe, this drink is INSANE, much like its namesake.
For a taste straight from the darkness, give this cocktail a try!
Fun Drinking Games
Make your Harry Party Party even more fun with these drinking games!
HARRY POTTER DRINKING GAME
To play this drinking game, just watch the Harry Potter movies, follow the rules outlined below, and somehow try not to get totally schwasted. I’m a lightweight, so I’ll be switching to virgin Polyjuice Potion in no time!
Found on The Cat + The Mustard Pot
EASY DIY QUIDDITCH BUTTERBEER PONG
Change up your beer pong game with this easy and creative DIY table complete with Golden Snitch pong ball! Please pass the Butterbeer!
For the best Butterbeer recipes, check out 30 Magical Harry Potter Butterbeer Recipes.
Kids and adults alike all love Harry Potter! This comprehensive list of Best Ever Harry Potter Cocktails will help you throw an epic grownup Harry Potter Party for you and your friends!
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Aren’t these drinks so fun and creative?! Comment below to let me know what you think, and if you try any of these recipes, please come back to let us know how you liked them!
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